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The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger

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The invention of fire
Title
The invention of fire
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Bruce Holsinger
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eng
Summary
"Though he is one of England's most acclaimed intellectuals, John Gower is no stranger to London's wretched slums and dark corners, and he knows how to trade on the secrets of the kingdom's most powerful men. When the bodies of sixteen unknown men are found in a privy, the Sheriff of London seeks Gower's help. The men's wounds--ragged holes created by an unknown object--are unlike anything the sheriff's men have ever seen. Tossed into the sewer, the bodies were meant to be found. Gower believes the men may have been used in an experiment--a test for a fearsome new war weapon his informants call the "handgonne," claiming it will be the "future of death" if its design can be perfected. Propelled by questions of his own, Gower turns to courtier and civil servant Geoffrey Chaucer, who is working on some poems about pilgrims that Gower finds rather vulgar. Chaucer thinks he just may know who commissioned this new weapon, an extremely valuable piece of information that some will pay a high price for--and others will kill to conceal" --
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Title
The invention of fire
Creator
Summary
Investigating a mass murder in London, medieval poet and fixer John Gower discovers clues that the victims were test subjects for a fearsome new war weapon
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10408844
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O49435658
LC item number
I58 2015
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
John Gower novels
Series volume
0002
Target audience
adult
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Bruce Holsinger
The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger
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The invention of fire, Bruce Holsinger
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ocn883146360
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780062356451
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)883146360

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